Matthew McNeill

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Large Bowel Obstruction

I. What every physician needs to know. Key features: Large Bowel Obstruction (LBO) can lead to bowel ischemia, perforation, sepsis. LBOs may be partial or complete. Complete LBOs should be treated as medical emergencies. Intestinal transit is impaired due to an obstructed colonic lumen. The lumen can be obstructed by intrinsic lesions, such as diverticular…

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